Watched Baker as a kid on PBS, long time fan, loved the reboot, loved most of 10 and 11 with some concerns.(Every finale had to be saving the omni-verse! Crisis fatigue)
As far as I am concerned the show went totally off the rails with the 7th season finale, the show no longer had any sense of drama or even continuity. It was like a self referential fan fiction, nothing was taken serious. How did Clara and the Doctor get out of his timestream? Who cares! The Doctor has to save the universe 5 times in the next episode, no real drama no real threat. What is the point? The show is supposed to be more than goofy fluff(which can be done good see Dinosaurs on a Spaceship).
Every episode now needs Daleks and Cybermen, twice a season is far too little! Can we get an angel wearing a santa hat into the episode?
Can you imagine the show doing an episode like Dalek now? How about Blink or Midnight?
The show has to take itself “serious” on some level or the whole thing collapses, this isn’t continuity bitching. The tone is just so meta now I can’t imagine a serious episode.